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Mortgage Broker News | 18 Aug 2014, 10:25 AM Agree 0
Summer is quickly coming to a close and many brokers are thinking of taking some much needed time off; but with today’s technology is it possible to truly take time away from the office?
  • Jake Abramowicz | 18 Aug 2014, 11:05 AM Agree 0
    Interesting poll. I find that today people are on a need-to-know-asap basis. While on vacation it doesn't hurt to bring an ipad/phone and use the hotel wifi to do 2-3 checks per day for emails. Anything that must be tended to can, and what can wait, can wait. I don't turn off for a week at a time, instead I take a few hours a week here and there to do so.

  • Nikki Taddeo | 18 Aug 2014, 12:16 PM Agree 0
    In this very competetive industry, UNPLUGGING means the other guy will sometimes take the business. I agree with Jake..... while I am away, I check emails periodically throughout the day - mornings, once during day if I can, and evenings. Let clients know ahead of time that you are away, that they will get a reply to an email, but it will not be instantaneous. They are fine with that, and appreciate you more because you care enough to return an email albeit hours later..... (instead of a week later).
  • Lior, Mortgage Edge | 18 Aug 2014, 05:29 PM Agree 0
    I don't unplug because I love the work and I get a certain level of adrenaline from putting deals together. As my colleagues Nikki and Jake have said it's difficult in this business to disconnect yourself for a week or even a few days.... not because I worry about competition stealing the business but because I have to demonstrate very high professionalism. Yes clients these days have very high expectations and the only way I can meet those expectations is to set even higher standards on myself.
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